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Oxford nominates nine staff for Betty Campion Award

As is the annual tradition, principals from each school honored Betty Campion nominees before the Oxford School Board April 16. According to the Oakland Schools Education Foundation website, "The Betty Campion Distinguished Support Service Award was established in 1990 to recognize the many contributions support persons make to the learning community in Oakland County....more >>

Teachers across the district honored for service in the classroom

Along with Betty Campion Awards, Teacher of the Year nominees were also recognized by theOxford School Board April 16. Oxford Virtual Academy Executive Director Andrew Hulbert kicked off "Teacher of the Year," nominations with Peggy Boggs, who Hulbert described as "an absolute unbelievable addition to the (OVA) middle school....more >>
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OHS Team TORC places 16th at world championship

Oxford High School's Robotics Team TORC has competed in five FIRST Robotics World Championships since they were founded in 2007. With 5,000 high school teams worldwide, TORC was one of 400 teams to compete in the most recent world championship competition, held April 22 -27 in St....more >>
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Duct Tape Club sticks at OMS

Oxford Middle School now has a club that really "sticks together" thanks to the Makayla Stickney, founder of the "Duct Tape Club" Stickney said she was inspired by her younger sister....more >>
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Shadow Dragons win OMS book battle

Five middle school teams competed in Battle of the Books April 24 at the Oxford Middle School Commons. Participants read five books on their own time in preparation for the Battle....more >>
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Born August 29th
1915: Ingrid Bergman, Oscar winning actress famous whose films include Casablanca and Anastasia.
1920: Charlie Bird Parker, self-taught jazz saxophonist, pioneer of the new cool movement.
1924: Dinah Washington, singer known in the 50s as Queen of the Harlem Blues.
1927: Marion Williams, gospel singer.
1958: Michael Jackson, pop singer, entertainer.
August 29th
in history
1776: General George Washington retreats during the night from Long Island to New York City.
1793: Slavery is abolished in Santo Domingo.
1862: Union General John Pope's army is defeated by a smaller Confederate force at the Second Battle of Bull Run.
1882: Australia defeats England in cricket for the first time. The following day a obituary appears in the Sporting Times addressed to the British team.
1942: The American Red Cross announces that Japan has refused to allow safe conduct for the passage of ships with supplies for American prisoners of war.